Master’s Degree – State Funds New Study Places in Heidelberg
The number of master’s degree study places received a boost: a total of 227 new study places for master’s degree students were made available at the start of the 2013/2014 winter semester at Heidelberg University. The funding was provided as part of the state-wide “Master 2016” expansion programme of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.
The funded openings are distributed across a total of twelve programmes and study modules. The fields include history, English translation, economics, political science, geography, physics, mathematics, molecular biotechnology, molecular bioscience, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. New professorships are also being set up to support the growing student population and openings for research associates being added.
According to Minister of Science Theresia Bauer, the expansion programme is the state’s response to the growing demand of bachelor’s graduates seeking a master’s degree. In the programme’s initial phase, 3,000 new openings were created in master’s programmes across the state. Approximately two-thirds of the openings went to universities, with another third going to universities of applied science. By the 2015/2016 winter semester, another 3,300 study places will be added, completing the expansion programme.